After a poor shooting performance in the first half, the K-State women’s basketball team fell behind the Iowa State
Cyclones early on Saturday. The hole they dug proved too deep to climb out of, and the Wildcats lost to the Cyclones, 84-65. K-State has now lost six straight games in the Hilton
The Wildcats (9-7, 3-7 Big 12) were led by junior guard Ashia Woods, finishing with a game-high 25 points on 10-15 shooting. Woods also grabbed three rebounds and recovered four steals.
Freshman guard Leticia Romero added a strong performance in her first trip to Hilton Coliseum. The freshman finished with 11 points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals. With her four assists, she became the fourth freshman in K-State history to record 100 assists in a season.
The Wildcats’ early struggles were a result of shooting .273 from the field, including 1-10 from beyond the arc. Defensively, the Wildcats allowed the Cyclones to shoot better than 50 percent in the first half.
The Wildcats finished the game with a .350 shooting performance, including .348 from the 3-point line. Iowa State shot .442 from the field and .344 from the 3-point line.
Iowa State (16-5, 5-5 Big 12) was led by junior guard Nikki Moody, who recorded 20 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and two steals. Senior forward Hallie Christofferson chipped in 15 points, eight rebounds and four blocks to help the Cyclones’ win.
K-State will finish their two-game road stint Saturday when they travel to West Virginia to take on the Mountaineers. Tipoff is slated for 1 p.m.